Touch of Serenity Wellness

Touch of Serenity Wellness


These two are my Valentines because they are always there for me, with cuddles on a bad day, getting under foot while I'm cooking, keeping me company while I do homework, or acting goofy and making me laugh. I don't know what I'd do without them.
he will always be my Valentine even after cancer takes him away
This lady has magic hands and is very compassionate.
Another amazing massage by Maria. You never fail to make me feel pampered. I feel blessed to have found you. Thank you for always having time for me.
My "Daddy Disaster" takes our entire family back to when I was in second grade, trying to make a robot doll for a science project. Yes, it started off innocently enough... I had decided to use a Kleenex box for the body, but my dad came up with the brilliant idea of using one of my mom's empty contact solution bottles. He whipped out a pocket knife and my mom told him, "Be careful!" He responded with, "I'm always careful," seconds before he sliced into the bottle, the knife slipped, and he cut into his pinky. Blood was everywhere... It was slightly tramatizing. I used the Kleenex box for my project. My dad ended up with stitches. But my dad always sees the humor in everything and jokes about it to this day. If someone in my family hears the phrase, "I'm always careful," and we laugh, this is why. It brings us back to that moment. That "Dad" moment. I love my dad for his thoughtfulness. I love my dad for his ingenuity. I love my dad for his humor. And I love my dad for his love. Happy Father's Day, Dad! I love you! Always be careful! 😚❤😁

Relaxation/Deep Tissue Bamboo-Fusion Raindrop Therapy Cupping Facial cupping Himalayan Warm Salt Stone Massage Shiatsu massage Herbal Wrap Sports

Return to the most beautiful place on earth, yourself. We think the most enchanting land is the one inside you. And, how you return to yourself, is something we specialize in. With the Spa's reverence of nature, we recognize that every guest to our shores has their own current. We cater to each ebb and flow. From ancient Siam to modern-day France, we have the salves and insights to soothe your varying tides. The Spa adapts to your natural terrain, what your senses and spirit seek, not just what our menu offers. So instead of receiving a treatment, we treat you to what suits your essence... and whims. We reweave your stress into serene thoughts, and restore you to that precious state of higher self. Here, you will find us. Here, we will find a more beautiful you. We accept cash , check or credit cards for payment and may pre purchase gift certificates online via our website. We schedule all appointments by appointment only last minute request will be when time permits .

[06/10/20]   Dear Clients

I hope this finds you and your family in good health. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same, my commitment to your safety and health.

By its very nature, massage and bodywork requires skin-to-skin contact and you should be familiar with the fact that infection control has always been a top priority for my practice. As we navigate life with additional requirements and modify existing measures due to the coronavirus. Please help me to support all of my Clientele by cooperating with some new requirements.

My practice follows Practice Guidelines recommended by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), along with infection control recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. I made these changes to help protect my clients and myself. Because I feel the State of Michigan Standards for Massage Therapist to return to work safely are very lax with keeping my Clientele and myself safe here are some examples of what you can expect when you come to receive a Massage at Touch of Serenity Wellness:

• I will communicate with you beforehand to obtain updates to your health information and ask you specifically about your potential exposure to COVID-19

• When you arrive at the office, I’ll ask that you wait in your vehicle until I text you or call you to come in. This ensures that we don’t have too many people in the reception area at one time.

• I will greet you at the door and use a not touch thermal temperature screening to confirm that you don’t have a fever.

• I’ll ask you if you have developed any symptoms of illness since we spoke on the phone. If you feel ill on the day of your session, there is no penalty for canceling your appointment. Massage is not advised if you have any symptoms of illness.

• Please bring a face mask to use while you are in the building, and during your massage.

• I will ask you to sign an informed consent form that states. “I understand that close contact with people increases the risk of infection from COVID-19. By signing this form, I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks involved and give consent to receive massage from this practitioner.”

• There is a hand-hygiene station that I will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find hand sanitizer in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.

I look forward to seeing you again and am happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps I take to keep you, and every client, safe in my practice. To make an appointment please call, Text or go on-line to book. I can be reached at 616-581-6269. My practice is tentatively scheduled to open on 06 July 2020.

Thank you for being my client. I value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back to a safe, therapeutic touch environment.

Your Massage Therapist
Maria Mora

It’s coming along ! I found these beautiful little wild flowers by the creek too ! Surprises around every corner ! Quiet - private - soon to be filled with all my little Zen things ! Outdoor seating - flowers 🌸- water fall fountain ! The inside is a surprise ! Support my sister business ! Support local and let’s pull together and make this happen ! I thank you kindly ! - this is for those whom have asked how to support local and keep it going ! We have exciting things in the near future and plan to keep hanging in there and look forward to serving you all ! Have a blessed weekend ahead ! We thank you kindly !

Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful , loving , caring moms out there ! WE DID IT - our CURBSIDE deliveries were a success for 2 days - we delivered Mothers days packages to pamper your mother in the near future. We greatly appreciate all your support for our small local business! We care about you all ! To all the MOMS out there today may you enjoy this 2020 Mother’s Day ! This will be one we will never forget ! Blessings from our family to yours ! We wish you a Happy Mother’s Day from The Touch of Serenity Wellness Family !

Are you looking for the perfect Mother's Day Gift. The Woman who is the Mother of your children or held them when they were little, hugged them when they were sad, talked to them when they were down, cooked wonderful meals or simply was there for them when they needed her? Lucky for you, we are offering a wonderful mother's day gift package at a significant savings for that special someone.

Mother's are the sweetest gift from God to us. There is no way we can ever really thank our wives, our mother's for all they do for us. Nevertheless we must make it a habit to keep reminding ourselves of the various sacrifices they have made while raising us. Mother's day is the best time to say in words how much you love and care for them!

Also MOMS remember that "A good mother is a mother who remembers wellness for herself" You need to fill your own well, so you can be good to your family...Massage is one of the best ways for you to fill your well... hope you can find sometime for yourself this Mother's Day! Call, Text or Face book Maria to purchase your Mother's Day Gift or Wellness Appointment Today.

We will be delivering these wonderful packages right to your home on May 8 and 9. Or you can purchase a Gift Certificate on line as well. . We will have 10 for sale of these specials while supplies last . We will provide regular gift certificates if all baskets are sold out - will update information as supplies will be limited for baskets but will be offering gift certificates with special local delivery - we thank you for supporting your local business and will be honored to host your mother as our guest on her special day !

Maria Mora LCMT
Touch of Serenity Wellness
Phone: 616-581-6269
Email: [email protected]
facebook: touchofserenitymassages
Purchase Gift Certificates at:

A Mother's Day Dream Massage Package.
This 90 Minute Package includes a basket of Flowers for $100.00 ($130 value ) with free local delivery on specified dates . On sale starting today April 16 , 2020 thru May 6 , 2020 till 5 pm . Online , reserve over phone or arrangements to secure your basket or gift certificates .
Pamper her from head to toe with a 75 Minute Mother's Day Massage. Includes the Beautiful Touch of Serenity Wellness Massage, and a 30 minute treatment in our Infra Red Sauna for the ultimate in therapy and spa luxury! Each Client will receive a Basket of flowers along with their massage package.

Only 10 of these are available and can only be purchased online, messaging, calling or texting us at 616-581-6269 to arrange your purchase in advance . We look forward to hosting your special mom as our guest for her special day ! Thank you Touch of Serenity Wellness

From our family to your family . May you all have a blessed holiday ! Happy Easter 2020! Praying you all have continued health - wellness for all ! Keep posted for further information as we continue our connections in group or here on our main page . Have a blessed day !

Touch of Serenity Wellness misses each and every one of you and reasures you that we will be here to help you with your aches and pains when we are allowed to go back to work. We are holding up strong and updating and sterilizing our facility to assure the best experience for you the client when we are able to open our doors again. We miss and Love you all!! Here is some additional reading about how regular massage can help build your immune system.

Maria Mora


Editor’s note: A healthy immune system is important at any time. This article is not suggesting that massage therapy, or any other known health care practice, can prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) or any other illness.

The health benefits of massage are well-known, and according to the Mayo Clinic include the treatment of soft tissue strains or injuries; headache relief; and help with digestive disorders.
“Massage is also great to increase circulation within the body, which improves tissue quality and allows people to move and function better,” Kipp Dye, MSPT, owner of OrthosportsMED Physical Therapy, told MASSAGE Magazine.
Crucially, massage therapy also relieves pain, which can significantly affect your immune response. Research confirms that pain has a significant immunosuppressive effect on the human body. Scientists have also found strong evidence that pain reduces the levels of important parts of the immune system that deal with infection and even help fight cancer.

Clinical research also suggests that regular massage naturally increases the healthy immune system’s ability to kill certain cells, while decreasing the number of T-cells, for an improvement of the body’s overall immune function.

In this study, 20 HIV-positive men received five 45-minute massages per week, for a month. The participants showed both an increase in serotonin and in the cells that comprise the immune system’s initial defense against infection and disease.
“Theoretically,” said Dye, “[massage] allows for faster recovery due to increased circulation of the lymph and blood vascular systems,” said Dye.

A randomized controlled trial involving 52 healthy pregnant women examined whether aromatherapy massage offered immune-boosting benefits.
The women were split into two groups: one receiving 70 minutes of aromatherapy massage with 2% lavender essential oil every other week, the other no massage at all.
Researchers found that the group receiving aromatherapy massage showed significantly reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and improved levels of other immune markers.
According to researchers, this study presents evidence that aromatherapy massage could significantly decrease stress and enhance immune function in pregnant women.
“The findings can guide clinicians or midwives in providing aromatherapy massage to women throughout the pregnancy,” the study’s authors wrote.

Recent research from Cedars-Sinai finds that people who undergo even one session of massage experience significant changes in their immune and endocrine responses. The researchers compared the effects of either a 45-minute session of Swedish massage or light touch.
Participating massage therapists were trained in the delivery of Swedish and light touch using “specific and identical protocols.”
“Massage is popular in America, with almost 9% of adults receiving at least one massage within the past year,” said Mark Rapaport, MD, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and lead study author, said in a statement.
He emphasized, “People often seek out massage as part of a healthy lifestyle but there hasn’t been much physiological proof of the body’s heightened immune response following massage until now.”
Blood samples were collected at various intervals before and after each session, and researchers found that those who received Swedish massage experienced observable changes in lymphocytes, which play an important role in a healthy immune system that protects us from disease.
The Swedish massage group also had decreased levels of arginine vasopressin (AVP), a hormone associated with increased stress hormone (cortisol) levels, and a decrease in inflammatory cytokines, which are produced by infection-fighting white blood cells.
“This research indicates that massage doesn’t only feel good, it also may be good for you,” said Rapaport. “More research is ahead of us but it appears that a single massage may deliver a measurable benefit.”

Does this mean a relaxing massage session can help reduce your risk of catching a cold or flu?
Massage offers relaxation and stress relief, and when people are less stressed, they’re much less likely to fall ill. This is because chronic stress impairs your body’s inflammatory immune response, increasing your susceptibility to infection, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers recruited 34 post-surgery breast cancer patients, diagnosed with stage 1 or 2 breast cancer, to a massage therapy group receiving 30-minute massages three times per week for five weeks, or a control group.
On the first and last day of the study, participants were assessed for both their psychological state and levels of immune system markers in their urine samples.
According to the study findings, immediate effects of massage therapy included reduced anxiety levels, depression and anger, while longer-term benefits showed direct impact on the body’s immune markers — such as increased dopamine, improved serotonin values and better lymphocyte levels.
The researchers concluded that breast cancer patients experience significantly improved immune, NK-cell (natural killer cell) and neuroendocrine function after receiving massage therapy.

“There is still so much unknown about the coronavirus, but having a healthy, functioning immune system will always be helpful in reducing the effects of the virus, if contracted, and, could possibly be helpful in prevention of even contracting the virus at all,” said Vicky Karr, LMT, a CE provider and owner of Spa Success.
“Because massage therapy aids in improving the immune system, it is generally assumed that it could help reduce the risk of coronavirus infection,” she added.
However, according to Karr, because of the close bodily proximity between “a massage therapist and their client,” all of us should be following the “social distancing” guidelines that have been put into place, and not seek massage therapy until the pandemic has subsided.
Even after the pandemic is over, Karr emphasizes the important of frequent hand-washing — and that whenever you’re not feeling well, the best course of action is always to reschedule a massage appointment.

Want to learn ways to utilize the time to shop healthy ! Using Practical proven products to keep your family healthy - well and safe ! I am inviting Jane Cyrus and Jaime Bont and myself to help educate your a minute on what we can do at home to have more options to chose while home
Shopping . Log into Zoom at 8:00pm Thursday night April 2, 2020 to learn more from Jane Cyrus about the Wellness Shopping Club and how you can get natural products (hand sanitizer, soap, disinfectant cleaners & wipes as well as immune boosting products & essential oils...will add zoom link this after noon to join us tonight ! Look forward to seeing you all ! Give a thumbs up if interested so I can make sure we all connect tonight - have a sone great give away a too for May 2020 - see you tonight ! Kindly Maria

Due to the Covid 19 outbreak Governor Whitmer mandated suspension of business and coming back in phases - we will continue to be closed thru Possibly end of JUNE and hopefully back in JULY . We are working at our expansion in Hudsonville which will be deemed our Wellness Headquarters. We will prepare and inform you all how we can work together or until further notified . I will maintain all my EXISTING clients and will post my new processes of future appts . We will be contacting those of you with medical referrals and speak to you individually case by case how we can continue to support and maintain your services once we have a clear understanding and be in compliance and prepared to best serve you . Preparations will be posted and look forward to working thru the phases and stages of return . The promising part is I am making the changes and updates to my facilities to make this happen. Touch Of Serenity Wellness will be working to keep you
All informed of these changes . I want everyone to know I will work to get you all rescheduled . We have left all your appts in place for the purposes of reconnecting and getting everyone reschedule as soon as I am aware we can safely head back with gratitude to work again . I will be available by phone - text - email directly on my Facebook site or my business number -I am will connect with each of you with the new information as I find out . Please feel free to call -text- email or leave a voicemail at 616 581-6269 anytime . I will keep you all updated via phone message for my voice mail and via my Facebook and mass emails when I have updated information I have left appts on the books so I can recapture and rebook everyone - I truly want to thank you all greatly . I am here to serve you and preparing my entering back to help you all ! The EXCITING NEWS IS WE ARE EXPANDING our Touch of Serenity Wellness center to serve Allendale and Hudsonville in July -Aug 2020. This facility will be solely a private wellness facility and offer a one stop approach to Wellness and Education . We will offer one on one services with a talented team . Body work - Somatic body work - Energy work , Infared Sauna - Personal training - Ayurvedic wellness - Detox services - Ionic Foot Cleanses - Body Wraps - Nutritional consults - Music , Art , horticulture therapy a full Apothecary of Holistic wellness items . We will host wellness classes with a fabulous team to work with . We also will be devoting our Mission and Passion to serve Veterans’s and entire families of Veterans and those suffering chronic pain . We plan to make many revisions for a smooth transition for everyone . Will be posting more information this week of some of the new processes in place and how we can prepare to work together - Love - Light and Peace to everyone ! We are extremely excited - Kindly Maria and Staff

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